Knowing the exam pattern in advanced, is advantageous in many ways. Especially, for big exams like JEE Main, where syllabus is vivid and competition is high. Just by memorizing the topics, exam cannot be cracked. Candidates need a better understanding of the syllabus and the paper pattern, to do so. To know JEE Main syllabus, refer to the links below. Whereas, to check JEE Main Exam Pattern, read further:
JEE Main is an all India level exam, every aspect of which, is determined by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Board is also responsible for preparing and upgrading the pattern of paper, every year. Main highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern, are as below:
Language: Candidates will be allowed to write the exam in Hindi or English. However, in 2015, entrants of Daman & Diu, Nagar Havel, Gujarat and Dadra were even allowed to write paper in Gujarati. Similarly, candidates of Maharashtra could opt for Marathi or Urdu, as well, to write the exams.
Mode: Fortunately, JEE Main is presented in online, as well as offline mode. But the B.Arch exam (or Paper II) can be written in offline mode only. Candidates can choose the mode, to write the exam, during form filling only.
Duration of Exam: Exam will be of three hours. Candidates with physical disability, of 40% or more, will receive an extra hour to finish the exam.
Sections in Exam: Three sections of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be given, for candidates to solve.
Questions: Each section will carry 30 questions of multiple choice type. Candidates will be allowed to choose any one option out of four, as answer.
Marking: For a correct answer, one mark will be awarded. Similarly, for wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. If candidates do not choose any option as answer, marks will neither be awarded nor deducted.